Virtual Networking in a Pandemic World By Wendy McWilliams | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Recently I received a connect request on LinkedIn from somebody I have never met. Neither their title nor company rang any bells, but there was a note along with the request. This person was an aspiring career counselor looking for information about the field and about my decision to … Continue reading REACHING OUT FOR INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS
How to Impress on a Video Call By Emily Nahem | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Many of our interactions these days, professional and personal, are happening over video conferencing platforms. From participating in an online meeting, to a job interview, to attending a virtual career fair, it’s important to know how to put yourself in the best light! Follow these 7 tips to … Continue reading LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
The “Cliff Notes” Version – Tips for Interviewing Right Now By Emily Nahem & Neepa Parikh | Office of Career & Life Design We came across a great article on LinkedIn about Job Interviews During the Pandemic. Here are some key takeaways from the article, sprinkled with some advice of our own: Want to chat with someone about an upcoming interview or maintaining your job … Continue reading INTERVIEWING FROM HOME (IFH)
How to Scare a Recruiter in 10 days By Kandis Rodgers | Office of Career Planning In the spirit of ghouls and things that go bump in the night (and the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), here are 10 sure-fire ways to send a recruiter running for the nearest exit. Day 1: Ask for a job during a networking event Remember … Continue reading TALES FROM THE CAREER CRYPT
No offer? What’s next? By Joana Scharinger | Office of Career Planning Let the emotions pass: Knowing that you didn’t get the job you wanted can be very frustrating. Let the initial impact of the news pass before you decide on next steps. You don’t want to send an angry email to the recruiter or hiring manager and regret closing the door to your dream … Continue reading DIDN’T GET THE JOB OFFER? NOW WHAT?
By Emily Nahem | Office of Career Planning Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired So you’ve impressed the recruiter with your resume and cover letter…now comes the next step – the interview. The job interview is to confirm that the position is a good fit for you and the company. The interviewer is most likely interviewing multiple candidates, so it’s crucial to make a great … Continue reading 7 INTERVIEW TIPS TO GET YOU HIRED
What’s the Worst that Can Happen? By Neepa Parikh, Director, Office of Career Planning When I meet with students who are curious about a particular profession, field, or company, I often ask if they have had the chance to talk to someone currently working in one of those areas. The response is usually, “I don’t know anyone who works at XYZ company.” This is usually … Continue reading YES, YOU CAN TALK TO STRANGERS
What I Learned About Myself and the Career Path to Becoming an Organizational Psychologist By Caroline Griffith, MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology Candidate | President – Psychology Association | Networking Ambassador – Office of Career Planning Embarking on a new career requires courage and persistence. The outcome of your hard work and effort will not immediately be apparent because having a successful career is a journey … Continue reading AN INTERVIEW WITH NORA ABDOUN
Creating a Master Resume: A Resource for your Professional Journey By Robyn Kurland, Intern, Office of Career Planning When looking for a job or internship, we often cast a wide search net that varies by field or skill set. Given that resumes are only reviewed briefly and often times run through an ATS (Application Tracking System) before being seen by a hiring manager, it is … Continue reading TODAY…I CHOOSE YOU